Call for Submission: Join the Milspouse Appreciation & Milfamily Mental Health Blog Hop!

Military Family Mental Health

Military service members, veterans, and their families are extremely resilient , but the stress of war, multiple deployments, and frequent moves can impact their emotional, physical, and overall well-being. During the month of May, USC School of Social Work is bringing bloggers together to help raise awareness by inviting the military community to participate in the Military Family Mental Health campaign. The goal behind this campaign is to celebrate and appreciate the incredible resillience of military spouses and families in honor of Milspouse Appreciation Day (5/9/14) and build public recognition about the importance of mental health to overall health and wellness, particularly within the military community.

  • Are you a military spouse with a deployed active duty service member?
  • Are you a family member or friend of an active duty service member or veteran?
  • Are you a veteran with a story to share?
  • If this sounds like you, we invite you participate in the #MilfamMH campaign!

    Mental health impacts the entire military community. No matter who you are or what you normally blog about, we want to hear your story, so we can highlight the importance of raising awareness about mental health issues, societal stereotypes and the challenges of transitioning to civilian life.

    Do You have a blog or Newsletter? Copy and paste this message to show your support!:

    “I’m raising awareness for Military Family Mental Health by blogging for the #MilfamMH Campaign sponsored by USC’s masters degree in social work program. Join me in blogging for an important cause!”

    Raise your voice to raise awareness through social media!

    • Stay tuned to the conversation around Military Family Mental Health using #MilfamMH!
    • Take 30 seconds to change your profile picture or cover photo to one of these images during the month of May to show your support for this important cause!

    Change your Facebook profile picture:

    MFMH.FBProfile

    MFMH.MilSpouseFBProfile

    MFMH.VetFBProfile

    Change your Facebook Cover Photo:

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    Share this message with your friends and family on your favorite social platform!:

    Facebook/ Google+: This May, I am raising my voice to raise awareness around milfamily mental health. Find out how you can make a difference by participating in the #MilfamMH campaign too! http://bit.ly/1iMvio7

    Twitter: I'm joining the #MacroSW chat hosted by @MSWatUSC to discuss #MilfamMH advocacy on 5/8 6pmPT/9pmET! More info: http://bit.ly/1muSS8w

    Twitter: I’m raising #MentalHealthAwareness this month! Join me and @MSWatUSC for the #Milfam Mental Health Campaign: http://bit.ly/1muSS8w #MilfamMH

    Join us for the next #MacroSW Chat this Thursday 5/8 6pm PT/ 9pm ET to discuss Military Family Mental Health Advocacy!

  • How are milfamily organizations taking the lead on Mental Health advocacy?
  • What can civilian organizations and advocacy groups learn from the military family groups?
  • What do social workers who work with the military community need to know to provide the best care?
  • Thank you for helping to raise awareness around Military Family Mental Health & happy Military Spouse Appreciation Day to all of our heroes on the homefront!

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